We are continuing our little tour of Stephen Ave. in downtown Calgary, Alberta today. If you're Canadian, you will know that Molson is a Canadian beer and I'm wondering if they had a bank at one time. Hm. Anyone know? Well, now I know. Apparently 2 sons of the famous Molson Brewery family started a Molson Bank in Montreal in 1855 and operated until 1925 when it merged with the Bank of Montreal. There were branches primarily in Quebec and Ontario but also across the country. I never knew that and now you do too. :) The banner over the door says "James Joyce Irish Pub" so I'm assuming they must serve Molson's beer there along with other brews and spirits. :) There is also a pub by the same name at the Beaverbrook Hotel (now the Crowne Plaza) in downtown Fredericton.
Looking back from whence we came.
The Calgary Tower in the background and a very large rusty junk horse!
I thought this was an interesting piece of art and great use of old rusty parts. Do you see things that you recognize? So cool!
One of the C Train stations.
As we waited for the train I noticed this building across the street.
Here comes the train.
The Bow River which flows through the city. This is the river that flooded a lot of downtown Calgary in the summer of 2013, causing millions of dollars in damage.
Here we are back in Tuscany on the Crowchild Trail. Not the Italian Tuscany. Just the name of the station at the end of the line in the northwest of Calgary.
Now this sign is very interesting. The current parking lot was the site of a restaurant (1952), gas bar and, 12 motel rooms (1955). When the city decided to build the Tuscany train station here they tore everything down but preserved the wonderful vintage sign. You can read the story HERE. It really quite interesting.
That's the end of our little trip to downtown Calgary. I hope you enjoyed seeing the photos. It's hard to believe we were there a week ago.
You know how it is when you're behind the camera all the time and hardly ever get in pictures? Well, I'm glad our daughter took this one of me with the 3 boys on my first day there!! LOL They have all been sick with this cold too. Poor little dears.
I have been very sick with this cold that's going around. I've stayed home and in the house since Friday, missing the funeral of a friend yesterday and church this morning. I have the feeling I'll be missing Bible study and my annual dentist appointment this week too. Too much sneezing, blowing my nose and coughing going on....and no one wants that!! Best to stay home. Have you had this 'bug' that's going yet?
Well, even though I'm sick with a cold and sick and tired of winter, I had to add some spring decor to our home. This is just a peek. A pretty Campanula plant from the grocery store. I hope I can keep it blooming until after Easter and maybe I'll plant it in the garden in June....if it survives.
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